Trigger Point Injections
Trigger point injections is a procedure used to relieve pain from trigger points. Trigger points are tight bands of muscle that cause pain when they are pushed on. They may feel like small knots in the muscle. The pain may be relieved by injecting these trigger points with a local anesthetic. This procedure is routinely done in the clinic.
How Does it Work?
A local anesthetic medication (like Novocaine) is injected into the palpated trigger point. The local anesthetic will numb the area and provide relief. The trigger point may twitch, then relax, once the anesthetic is injected into the muscle.